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  • THE DOOLITTLE RAID

    04/19/2018 11:46:39 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 8 replies
    U.S. Defense Watch ^ | April 19, 2018 | Nolan Nelson
    One week after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt began pressing the U.S. military to immediately strike the Japanese homeland. The desire to bolster morale became more urgent in light of rapid Japanese advances. These included victories in Malaya, Singapore, the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, and the Dutch East Indies, as well as sinking the British battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse. Only improbable, audacious ideas warranted consideration, because submarines confirmed Japan placed picket boats at extreme carrier aircraft range. One idea even involved launching four engine heavy bombers from China or Outer Mongolia to strike Japan and fly on to Alaska....
  • Students criticize 'Mikado' play for 'cultural appropriation'

    04/19/2018 7:55:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 19, 2018 | Mitchell Gunter
    Some students at Fort Hays State University (FHSU) in Kansas say a school-sponsored operetta production is not only “racist,” but also rife with “cultural appropriation.” FHSU Music and Theatre describes its production of The Mikado as “a fun burlesque romp about the whimsy of love” on its Facebook page. According to the operetta’s description, the play takes place “in a mythical Japan,” where the main character “has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado.”
  • Trump Walks Back Pro-TPP Remarks, Touts Bilateral Deals

    04/19/2018 6:56:23 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 April 2018 | Alex Newman
    After suggesting last week that the U.S. government would seek to rejoin the sovereignty-shredding Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), President Donald Trump took to social media on April 18 to slam the controversial “free trade” regime that he once described as the “rape of our country.” Instead, Trump is seeking a bilateral agreement with remaining Pacific-rim governments such as Japan. Grassroots conservatives celebrated the announcement. But establishment voices were less than happy about it. Writing after a meeting at his Mar-a-Lago estate with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump suggested he was still opposed to TPP and preferred a bilateral trade deal...
  • BREAKING: Mexico Agrees To Pay for Wall – Offering Emergency Deal To Close NAFTA Tariff Loophole…

    04/17/2018 9:19:36 PM PDT · by Giddyupgo · 69 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 17, 2018 | Sundance
    This Reuters article is framed around Mexico making a surprise announcement they will support the U.S. steel tariff against China by shutting down the NAFTA back door on that specific trade segment…. However, the bigger story is Mexico’s admission/concession to the U.S. trade position that Canada and Mexico structure access to the U.S. market inside their trade deals with other nations. With a Marxist about to win the July 1st election; and with certain nationalization of private industry soon to follow; and with free capital markets anticipating and responding by shifting investment into the U.S.; Mexico proposes to close the...
  • ‘I Don’t Get Confused,’ Nikki Haley Says, Rebuffing White House in Sanctions Dispute

    04/17/2018 4:25:34 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4-17-2018 | MARK LANDLER and PETER BAKER
    WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA-Nikki R. Haley, the ambassador to the United Nations, fired back at the White House on Tuesday, denying that she had been confused when she announced on Sunday that the Trump administration would impose new sanctions on Russia. "With all due respect, I don't get confused," she told Dana Perino of Fox News. She was responding to a comment earlier in the day by Larry Kudlow, the president's new economic advisor who was briefing reporters in Florida before President Trump's meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. "She got ahead of the curve,” Mr. Kudlow said....
  • Why I Left the Anti-War Right

    02/09/2004 2:37:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 50 replies · 1,625+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 2/09/04 | Anthony Gancarski
    <p>If someone had told me a few months ago that I’d be writing a piece for Front Page on this theme, I would’ve dismissed him as a lunatic. After all, then I was supporting the positions expected from those on the so-called antiwar right. I was harshly critical of Israeli defense initiatives, more willing to talk up for Noam Chomsky than the sitting President, and insistent upon baiting “neo-conservative” Michael Ledeen of National Review into admitting that he sought to see the regime in Tehran overthrown by any means necessary, including US Military involvement.</p>
  • While Japan And South Korea Would Like Us To Go Back Into TPP, I Don’t Like The Deal

    04/17/2018 8:32:15 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    President Trump via Twitter ^ | 04/17=/18 | President Trump
    While Japan and South Korea would like us to go back into TPP, I don’t like the deal for the United States. Too many contingencies and no way to get out if it doesn’t work. Bilateral deals are far more efficient, profitable and better for OUR workers. Look how bad WTO is to U.S.https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/986436520444866560  
  • Offer infrastructure investors a share of the tax take

    04/17/2018 12:08:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | April 17, 2018 | Naoyuki Yoshino
    Asia needs more transport infrastructure. More than the state, which finances the lion's share, can fund. So what more can be done to bring in increased private capital, when investors have so far been mostly disappointed by the returns? Is there a way of breathing new life into the public private partnership (PPP), the most common vehicle for private infrastructure investment? We think so. Governments need to offer private sector investors more than they can hope to earn from ticket sales on railways or motorway tolls. They should consider sharing the extra tax revenues generated from the increased economic activity...
  • U.S., Australia, Japan navies sail in Philippines as China parades might

    04/16/2018 12:48:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Rappler ^ | 04/16/2018 | Carmela Fonbuena
    MANILA, Philippines – About 300 Filipino government officials, military officers, businessmen, diplomats, and journalists boarded a massive US aircraft carrier in Manila Bay Friday night, April 13, for a reception hosted by US ambassador Sung Kim. The USS Theodore Roosevelt, the flagship of US Navy Carrier Strike Group 9, arrived in Manila on April 11, the same day China began drills in the South China Sea. The reception aboard the carrier was held only hours after China ended the drills with a large naval parade that Chinese President Xi Jinping himself witnessed. Two Australian warships and a Japanese destroyer also...
  • Boldness[charismatic Caucus]

    04/16/2018 12:14:16 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You my children are my lightning bolts of boldness, and thunder of my presence as you declare my word for truly I watch over my word to perform it in the glory and majesty of who I AM. Therefore press forward for I have Already conquered the enemy for you by the The Cross. Dissolve the lies of the enemy with my word and declare grace to the mountains for my life is alive in you. • ACTS 17:28 For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your owr.cn poets have said, 'We are...
  • Japan just found a ‘semi-infinite’ deposit of rare-earth minerals — and it could be (trunc)

    04/15/2018 8:39:19 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 13, 2018 | Jeremy Berke
    Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for centuries, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Nature on Tuesday, says the deposit contains 16 million tons of the valuable metals. Rare-earth minerals are used in everything from smartphone batteries to electric vehicles. By definition, these minerals contain one or more of 17 metallic rare-earth elements (for those familiar with the periodic table, those are on the second row from the bottom).
  • With U.S. Syria strike, Japan gets preview of stealthy new missile it looks to buy

    04/15/2018 8:31:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    the japan times ^ | April 16, 2018 | JESSE JOHNSON
    Japan was given a preview of the stealthy JASSM-ER “standoff” missiles that it is considering purchasing after U.S. officials said air force B-1B strategic bombers launched the weapons Friday for the first time in combat during strikes on the Syrian regime. The new Lockheed Martin Corp. air-launched cruise missile made its battlefield debut in the strikes, when 19 of the missiles were fired outside Syrian airspace by two B-1Bs that had targeted the Barzah Research and Development Center located on the outskirts of Damascus. The firing of the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSMs), was first reported by The...
  • The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

    02/12/2018 9:31:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/12/2018
    Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water scarcity. Despite covering about 70% of the Earth's surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh. Over one billion people lack access to water and another 2.7 billion find it scarce for at least one month...
  • 73 Years Ago Today the Battle for Okinawa Began. It Was Hell on Earth.

    04/01/2018 8:30:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 98 replies
    http://nationalinterest.org/ ^ | 4/1/18 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    As we celebrate Easter Sunday and the Jewish Passover, we should keep in our prayers and remembrances the many Americans who fought and sacrificed during that same time 73 years ago in the Battle of Okinawa. The event was Operation Iceberg. It was the bloodiest battle and the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theater of World War II. On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, the Navy’s Fifth Fleet under Admiral Raymond Spruance attacked the Japanese-held island. They were joined by a British, Canadian, New Zealand, and Australian naval task force and more than 180,000 Army soldiers and Marines. This...
  • [N. Korea] Pyongyang getting ready for seventh nuclear test despite thaw: Japan’s Taro Kono

    03/31/2018 4:11:29 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 57 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Mar 31, 2018
    Pyongyang getting ready for seventh nuclear test despite thaw: Japan’s Taro Kono Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Saturday suggested there are signs North Korea is preparing to hold another nuclear test even as tensions on the Korean Peninsula ease ahead of a rare summit between the two Koreas. The North appears to be “working hard to get ready for the next nuclear test,” Kono said in a lecture in Kochi, referring to the removal of soil from a tunnel at a site where past tests were conducted. His remarks might be based on satellite imagery provided by the United States....
  • A shift and acceleration coming in April[ Charismatic Caucus]

    03/26/2018 12:17:07 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    Bible ^ | Bible
    I saw a line between the month of march leading into April then Jesus on The throne as described in Ezekiel with the wheels within the wheels beneath him and The Spirit of The Lord in the wheels moving Him forward . Then I heard this word come forth . . . My kingdom has come upon the Earth now through my Chosen ones so get ready for a shift and acceleration in the spiritual realm for truly I AM about to shake all creation until all that is left is My Kingdom come. I saw many left behind as...
  • Japan Is So Broke That Its Prisons Are Full Of 80+ Year Old ‘Felons’

    03/22/2018 11:08:53 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 3-22-2018 | Simon Black
    Mrs. F.’ was 84 years old the first time she ever went to prison. Her crime? Petty shoplifting. She stole rice, strawberries, and cold medicine. She served her time. Got released. Then shoplifted again so that she’d go back to prison. She’s now 89 years old serving out another 2 ½ year sentence, not too far away from where I am right now, at a women’s prison about 60 miles outside of Tokyo. Did you know? You can receive all our actionable articles straight to your email inbox... Click here to signup for our Notes from the Field newsletter. She’s...
  • USS Juneau, warship that sank with 600 aboard, discovered 4km down in Pacific

    03/20/2018 1:02:10 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 58 replies
    Guardian News ^ | 20 Mar 2018 | Eleanor Ainge Roy
    An expedition in the South Pacific ocean funded by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen has discovered the wreckage of a famous US warship that was attacked by the Japanese during the second world war, claiming more than 600 lives. The billionaire’s personal search team located the remains of the USS Juneau off the coast of the Solomon Islands on St Patrick’s Day. The Juneau was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in November 1942, claiming the lives of 687 men, including five brothers known as the Sullivans from Waterloo, Iowa. The men became navy heroes and had a destroyer named after...
  • Trump’s ‘joke’ about Japanese car inspections dropping bowling balls leaves Tokyo perplexed

    03/17/2018 12:22:44 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    japantimes.co.jp ^ | March 16, 2018 | Shusuke Murai
    A remark made by U.S. President Donald Trump, that Japan drops bowling balls on U.S. cars during inspection to shut them out of the market, later described as a joke by the White House, has left Tokyo perplexed. During a fundraising speech in Missouri on Wednesday that was transcribed by The Washington Post on Thursday, Trump criticized Japan for conducting unfair inspections on U.S. cars to keep them out of the Japanese market. “It’s called the bowling ball test, do you know what that is? That’s where they take a bowling ball from 20 feet up in the air and...
  • Dog Mistakenly Sent To Japan Instead of Kansas Via United Airlines

    03/16/2018 6:19:36 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 15, 2018 | Michelle Gant
    Dog mistakenly sent by United to Japan returning home to his owners After a mix-up with United that resulted in a family's dog being sent to Japan instead of Kansas by mistake, Irgo the German shepherd is returning home. According to his owners, Irgo will be traveling by private charter Thursday on a nearly 12-hour long flight, leaving Narita International Airport in Tokyo at 10:30 p.m. local time and arriving back home in Wichita, Kansas around 8:25 p.m. Irgo ended up in the foreign country mistakenly when his owner, Kara Swindle, was moving with her family and pet from Oregon...